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Most Secular: 3,659thMost Influential: 5,446thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,929th
The Allied States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Sjorve Ned

Population820 million

LeaderGeorge Lucas


The Allied States of Sjorve Ned is a huge, safe nation, ruled by George Lucas with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and public floggings. The hard-nosed population of 820 million Sjorve Nedians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sector-1. The average income tax rate is 71.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sjorve Nedian economy, worth 116 trillion Quartzes a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 141,478 Quartzes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Passwords to nuclear codes must now contain upper and lower case characters, grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them, political clichés like "band-aid solutions" and "adrenaline shots to the economy" are headed for the dumpster, and the official Sjorve Nedian Phrase Book weighs as much as a small child. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sjorve Ned's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sjorve Ned is ranked 250,718th in the world and 12,068th in the South Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -82.06 on the Hayek Index.

Most Secular: 3,659thMost Influential: 5,446thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,929thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,331stMost Developed: 11,354thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,893rdTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,757thHealthiest Citizens: 14,545thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,614thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,151stSmartest Citizens: 15,408thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,464thLowest Crime Rates: 15,552ndLargest Publishing Industry: 15,710thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,968thHighest Food Quality: 16,152ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,166thMost Cultured: 16,931stHighest Average Incomes: 17,564thLargest Governments: 17,640thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,516thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,061stMost Beautiful Environments: 19,371stMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,171stMost Efficient Economies: 22,605thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,005thMost Advanced Public Education: 24,453rdMost Patriotic: 24,562ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,896thMost Inclusive: 25,227th
Most Secular: 116th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 123rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 236th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 271st in the regionMost Developed: 351st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 352nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 352nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 421st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 427th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 442nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 446th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 451st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 469th in the regionLargest Governments: 479th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 480th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 488th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 493rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 508th in the regionMost Cultured: 522nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 544th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 546th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 556th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 565th in the regionMost Influential: 570th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 600th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 617th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 669th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 704th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 721st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 790th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 823rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 904th in the regionBest Weather: 938th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,016th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,038th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1,117th in the region

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